now

Some of the things that are inspiring my work right now in the studio: tools, books, YouTube channels, podcasts and more.

My father, December 24, 2018 [ Photo: Eric Reinholdt 6DMKII, 100MMf2.8L Macro ]

My father, December 24, 2018 [ Photo: Eric Reinholdt 6DMKII, 100MMf2.8L Macro ]

Whitefish gold. [ Photo: Eric Reinholdt, 6DMKII, 100MMf2.8L Macro ]

Whitefish gold. [ Photo: Eric Reinholdt, 6DMKII, 100MMf2.8L Macro ]

I purchased a the Canon 100MM f2.8L lens recently with the hope that it would making filming sketching videos easier (it has) and to my surprise I’ve discovered it’s an amazing portrait lens too. These two photos were taken on Christmas eve day as my father filleted one of his favorite Christmas treats, smoked whitefish. He’s the only one in the family with enough patience to debone it for our smorgasbord.


Books I’m reading

I’ve given myself permission to dip in and out of books now. If I tire of one or the messaging gets repetitive, I simply move on. Rather than be held hostage by my list, this has been a totally liberating practice.

Vincent Van Duysen Works 2009-18

This is Marketing Seth Godin

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got Jay Abraham

Expert Secrets - Russell Brunson

Never Split the Difference - Chris Voss

TED Talks - Chris Anderson

The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Atomic Habits - James Clear

Podcasts I’m into

Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn (passive income)

Tim Ferriss Show - compelling long-form interviews with interesting, successful entrepreneurs.

Seth Godin’s Akimbo - marketing ideas packaged in a consumable format.

Design Matters - Debbie Milman’s award-winning podcast on all things design.

Gary Vee Show - Gary Vaynerchuk teaches you how to: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.

Chase Jarvis Live Show - Founder of Creative Live interviews creatives.

Hustle and Flowchart - Business + marketing, super-actionable, current + relevant.

Tropical MBA - One of the most consistent, high-level biz pods I’ve ever found.

Online Marketing Made Easy - Amy Porterfield’s masterclass in Course Creation

YouTube Channels I love

The Futur - Graphic Designers offer biz advice + inspiration

Minnie Small - an artist living in the UK (asmr fix too)

Nowness - pretty meta, right? Really into their ‘In Residence’ series which tours architect’s homes

Peter McKinnon - Toronto photographer + video storyteller

On Creativity - creatives talking about their process

Thomas Heaton - a UK landscape photographer, calming vids

Karin Bohn - Canadian Interior designer

Matti Haapooja - friends with PMK

Creative North - Swedish filmmaker + story teller, (amazing color grading)

The Journey - storytelling from a marketer’s standpoint…honest, and inspiring to someone who is trying to get better at storytelling.

obsessed with vintage graphics - from my grandfather’s 16mm movie camera

obsessed with vintage graphics - from my grandfather’s 16mm movie camera

hand drawn fonts + detail on a utilitarian object

hand drawn fonts + detail on a utilitarian object


COMING SOON

DESIGNING a CUSTOM SKETCHBOOK - prototypes due Feb 2019 (Collaboration with Airship Notebooks)

DESIGNING a CUSTOM SKETCHBOOK - prototypes due Feb 2019 (Collaboration with Airship Notebooks)